Award season is in full swing. In February at the Cinematheque we will have our annual panels with the Oscar nominated film editors and the art directors and set directors, but the award show that really kicks the season off is the Golden Globes (founded in 1944).
Discover the best of 2011's international cinema with the Golden Globes'® foreign-language nominees. First see the five nominated films (listed below) January 9 - 13 at the Aero Theatre and then join us Saturday, January 15 at the Egyptian Theatre for a FREE round-table discussion with directors of the nominated films in person to conclude American Cinematheque's Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee Series (full series schedule can be viewed here
The Nominees Are:
Monday, January 9 at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from U.S.A.:
IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEYA VER ES MEZ FOLDJEN
2011, FilmDistrict, 127 min. Director: Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie's directorial debut is a war-torn romance between two people on either side of the ethnic divide during the Balkan War. In Bosnian with English subtitles. Details
Tuesday, January 10 at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Spain:
THE SKIN I LIVE IN, LA PIEL QUE HABITO
2011, Sony Pictures Classics, 117 min. Director: Pedro Almodovar. The latest film from Pedro Almodovar reunites him with star Antonio Banderas, who plays Dr. Robert Ledgard, a plastic surgeon inspired to develop an artificial skin after his wife burned to death. Described by Almodovar as "a horror story without screams or frights," THE SKIN I LIVE IN crawls with the byzantine plot twists, perversity and dark humor for which its writer-director is justly famous. Details
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Iran:
JODAEIYE NADER AZ SIMIN
In Persian with English subtitles.
Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Belgium:
THE KID WITH A BIKE
LE GAMIN AU VELO
In French with English subtitles.
Friday, January 13 at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from China:
THE FLOWERS OF WARJIN LING SHI SAN CHAI
2011, Wrekin Hill/Row 1, 145 min. Director: Zhang Yimou. The director of RAISE THE RED LANTERN and HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS adapts a book set in 1937 during the second Sino-Japanese War about an American missionary (Christian Bale) at a Catholic church in Nanjing, China where schoolgirls and local prostitutes seek sanctuary when the Japanese invade. Details